|Realisation Price||2,500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 93
Nelson, Thomas, Jr. -- 1781 ALS by the Signer From Virginia Requesting Information on Military Stores, Including What Has Been " (1738-89) Founding Father from Virginia; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Virginia; he was engaged in the final siege of Yorktown. Autograph letter signed "Thos Nelson Jr." as Governor of Virginia, one page, 6¼ x 8", Staunton, June 19, 1781. To Col. Davies in Staunton requesting information on the present state of the "Military Stores belonging to the Commonwealth." He adds, "If you have obtained a knowledge of what have been lately destroy'd by the Enemy I shall be oblig'd to you for information respecting them also." Written on laid, watermarked paper. Sotheby's New York, Jan 26, 1983, lot 124.